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Description: That part of the physical surroundings which are people-made or people-organized, such as buildings and other major structures, roads, bridges and the like, down to lesser objects such as traffic lights. [GOOD] [European Environmental Agency (EEA) Glossary] Also includes simulated environment, man-made objects contained in buildings, and human-engineered features such as dam-created lakes.

Publisher: Office of Research and Development

Last Update: April 2018

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